Wednesday, December 17


Well, it's that time of year when the weather turns cold, road conditions get bad, and everyone is out and about. With parties to attend, gifts to buy and wrap, treats to make, and decorations to hang, most people have little time left to spend enjoying a mug of hot chocolate as they watch the snow fall. Many people become so involved with commercial things that they don't enjoy what we naturally have.

Sayings like ''Merry Christmas'' and ''Peace on earth'' are written and said everywhere, but although it might be merry, Christmas is anything but peaceful.

And on the day after Christmas, people flood the stores to find bargains. By New Years Eve, we have become so cranky and exhausted that we don't bother staying up 'til midnight, unless we have to.

And then comes February, when everybody gets cabin fever, and wishes it was Spring. The holidays are over and there isn't anything to look forward to.

So I would encourage you to go sit down near a window with a cup of hot chocolate and watch the snow. If it's not snowing, put out some seed and watch the birds. Just take some time to relax and think. It will be worth it.


  1. Wow Lynae, you've got it all figured out already! :) We're just aiming for the simplest Christmas possible around here, and you won't find me hitting the stores on the day after.

    One needs a lot of hot chocolate, or tea, or what have you, to survive this cold dark season.

  2. What a wise young lady you are Lynae ! ! Very well said. Aunt Marion

  3. I wish we could sit, share a cup of hot chocolate, and watch the snow fall - Grandpa J.